Editable Auto-filling Name Labels (Avery 5160)

I loooooove labeling student items with Avery 5160 mailing labels.  From pencil boxes to writing journals, I label it all.  Creating the labels in the past always took a lot of time at the start of the school year.  That is a thing of the past!

I created an auto-fill label template that will spit out either a class list of labels or an entire sheet of labels per student!  This is such a time saver for me.



If you have multiple classes, copy the file and save the as the class name..."Math Intervention 2017-18" or "Spanish Period 1 2017-18".

You must open this file in ADOBE to edit the text boxes.
1. Download the file to your computer.
2. Close all of your internet browsers.
3. Open the file and edit.


What do I need to get started?
You will need to download and install the FREE KG Red Hands font in order for the labels to look like the labels in the preview images. The font can be found here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/KG-Red-Hands-Font-Personal-Use-1500528

If printing as a sticky label, this template fits Avery 5160 label sheets.


Where do I start typing?
Type student names into the boxes on the start page. This packet accommodates up to 30 student names. You do not need to type names on each page of the packet. Once you enter a name on the start page, that name will pop on in the corresponding numbered spot throughout the entire document.


What print options do I have?
You can print a sheet featuring each student in your class. You can also
print entire sheets with just one name. I print two entire sheets for each student in my class and keep them in a 3 ring binder to use all year long. This makes labeling classroom items a breeze.

This editable packet is free. I would appreciate positive feedback if you have time. If you love it, tell your teacher friends so they can download a copy. If you are not happy with what I have created, please consider emailing me to let me know what I can do better next time.

Happy labeling,
Heather Cacak

Grab your free copy today!

Download here:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Editable-Printable-Auto-fill-Name-Labels-5160-3751009

MLK Day Writing & Craft for Kindergarten

Looking for a simple, effective, and FREE writing craft for your kindergarten class?  My students will be reading about Dr. King, thinking about what their own dream of kindness looks like, writing about their dream, and wrapping it up with a cut and paste craft.



I have posted the FREE packet in my TPT store.  If you are in need of an activity when you come back from the holiday weekend, this might do the trick.

Link:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MLK-Day-Kindergarten-Writing-and-Craft-FREE-3591495

Kindergarten ReadyGEN Unit 4 Vocabulary Journal Prompts

Vocabulary journal prompts for my ReadyGEN Unit 4 Kindergarten interactive vocab notebooks are here!  I am so excited for this particular unit to be complete since my team will be hitting this one hot and heavy in late January.  Nothing like a little pressure to light a fire under me. :)


Vocabulary Words Included for the Following Books:
• Unit 4A: Apple Pie Fourth of July {23 key words)
• Unit 4A: Clothes In Many Cultures {20 key words}
• Unit 4B: Making Music {18 key words}
• Unit 4B: I Love Saturdays y domingos {30 key words}


Teachers Will:
Choose the version that will best support your students:
 • Vocab word with 3 handwriting lines for word writing practice
 • Vocab word with definition and 2 handwriting lines for writing practice

Copy the page of words you need for the day/lesson. Cut each full size sheet of paper into four pieces (one per quarter sheet per student).

Students Will:
Students will glue their vocabulary word (quarter sheet) into the notebook on the left hand side. Write the word on the lines provided. Draw a picture of the meaning of the word on the right hand side of the notebook.  Below are two examples of what vocabulary in my classroom looks like.  (Pictures taken during Unit 2 / Farming Then and Now.  The top illustration is a "crop of corn" and below that is "veggies in a harvest basket".  #somuchlearningtakingplace)

Check out my FREE units and modules story map HERE!

Unit 1 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!

Unit 2 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!

Unit 3 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!

Unit 4 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!

Units 5 and 6...coming REAL soon! They must be complete before Christmas break is over. The heat is on, baby!

Unit 3 Kindergarten ReadyGEN Vocabulary Journal Notebook Prompts

The Unit 3 vocabulary journal prompt packet, featuring vocabulary words that fit beautifully with ReadyGEN Kindergarten, is finally here!  My kindergarten team has already completed both stories in 3A.  We will jump into 3B as soon as we return from winter break.  With our crazy Pacific Northwest weather changing as frequently and harshly as it tends to this time of year, this is the perfect time to read books related to weather! #bringit



Vocabulary Words Included for the Following Books:
• Unit 3A: Come On, Rain! {41 key word}
• Unit 3A: The Snowy Day {18 key words}
• Unit 3B: Weather Words and What They Mean {35 key words}
• Unit 3B: What Will the Weather Be? {26 key words}


Teachers Will:
Choose the version that will best support your students:
 • Vocab word with 3 handwriting lines for word writing practice
 • Vocab word with definition and 2 handwriting lines for writing practice

Copy the page of words you need for the day/lesson. Cut each full size sheet of paper into four pieces (one per quarter sheet per student).

Students Will:
Students will glue their vocabulary word (quarter sheet) into the notebook on the left hand side. Write the word on the lines provided. Draw a picture of the meaning of the word on the right hand side of the notebook.  Below are two examples of what vocabulary in my classroom looks like.  (Pictures taken during Unit 2 / Farming Then and Now.  The top illustration is a "crop of corn" and below that is "veggies in a harvest basket".  #LOVEIT)


Check out my FREE units and modules story map HERE!

Unit 1 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!

Unit 2 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!

Unit 3 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!

Units 4, 5, and 6...coming soon!

ReadyGEN Aligned Vocabulary Kindergarten Unit 2

My district uses ReadyGEN for ELA.  It can be quite bland for kindergarten students.  If you've taught kindergarten in a ReadyGEN district, you know exactly what I mean.  In order to make this curriculum a bit more interactive, I put together vocabulary journal prompts for the kindergarten team.  I piloted the program last school year, and my students quickly fell into the routine.  I knew it was something I wanted to repeat and implement more than once per week.  Not only did students have a much deeper understanding of the stories at hand, they were making connections to vocabulary words between two and three stories.  {Ahhhh-mazing!}

Below is a bit of student work from Farming Then and Now (unit 2).  The practice writing the word on one side of the journal and illustrate the other side.  You will see a "corn crop" in the first image and a "basket of harvested veggies" in the second.  :)

Unit 2 vocab journal prompts are available in my TPT store.  If you are looking for a way to spice up vocabulary in a kindergarten classroom/program where ReadyGEN is utilized, this is a effective and engaging way to work vocabulary work into your weekly routine.



Unit 2 Vocabulary Journal Prompts:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ReadyGEN-Kindergarten-Unit-2-Vocabulary-Interactive-Notebook-Bundle-3546758

Did you miss Unit 1 vocab prompts?  Here's a link:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ReadyGEN-Kindergarten-Unit-1-Vocabulary-Interactive-Notebook-Bundle-3265084


Kindergarten Handwriting Alphabet and Phonics {HWT Styles}

My current school district uses HWT to teach handwriting at the kindergarten level.  That means I have had to ditch alllllll of my handwriting packets that feature D'Nealian for now.  *insert frownie face with steam coming of nostrils here*

I find the GIANT books that come with the HWT program to be super challenging for my brand new kindergarten friends.  Their little hands fumble through the pages.  Someone always ends up on the wrong page.  Always.  Sigh.  So, to help guide us through the first 26 days of the school year, I use these little writing prompt sheets instead.  These also help us quickly move through lowercase handwriting practice and hit some phonics work at the same time.  Fast finishers can color the picture and add more details to the picture they drew in the box.

There are three different levels in all.  Choose which level is best for the group you are working with this school year.  I usually always start off with the beginner level.  There is still plenty of space for the smarty-pants kiddos to show off if need be.  This is great practice for anyone using a "ball and stick" style handwriting in kindergarten.
Click image to purchase this packet or read more about it in my TPT store.


Download the preview if you'd like a closer look at the pages.  You can pick them up half off over the weekend.  After that, the packet will go up to $3.00.

Link:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/HWT-Kindergarten-Phonics-and-Handwriting-Practice-Packet-3343181

Back to School Sale {Aug 1 & 2}!

Save up to 25% on everything in my TPT store August 1 & 2!  This is a great time to save on some of the more expensive products, such as student portfolios and editable "I can" statements.  Be sure to add the promo code BTS2017.




Link:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Heather-Cacak